dumbsaint 01: township
A careful deliberation on transience and the ultimate meaning of a way of life in the Midwest.
20cm x 27cm
exposed spine softcover with dust jacket
86 pages, 61 tritone plates
two 4x6 tritone inserts
16 page 12cm x 20cm short story insert my brother by Brad Zellar
20cm x 27cm
mill board cover with tipped in tritone image
64 pages, 31 tritone plates
Available only with township as a Special Edition; both books housed in an slip case
Signed copies of township and bement grain housed together in a chipboard slipcase, along with two 8x10 silver gelatin prints of images not published in township
In township, the photographs of Raymond Meeks, Adrianna Ault, and Tim Carpenter consider the measure of a life, and of lives lived over time. Barren midwestern winter landscapes set the scene for a farm auction, in which the accumulated land and implements of many generations are valued and dispersed. But not disregarded: the community at large will carry on, tilling the same earth with the same tools. An ending becomes a beginning, as it must. Brad Zellar contributes the story “My brother” to this TIS books publication.